pattrstorage glitch

    Jan 13 2006 | 10:33 pm
    I found a glitch in pattrstorage's handling of pattr client objects- not totally a bug, but still a pain.
    In pattrstorage's client window, I expect it to update the name of the subpatches containing pattr objects when I change them, but it doesn't.
    In addition, when I copy and paste a pattrstorage object from one patch to another, it retains the old info and never updates the subpatch name in the client window. Removing and adding pattr objects in the renamed subpatch do not update the name in pattrstorage.
    Here is a patch showing this:

    • Jan 15 2006 | 10:54 am
      I'm sorry, what am I supposed to do with this patch? Looks like a job for the BUG REPORTING GUIDELINES, attached below.
      Please, including a patch is brilliant and useful and extremely appreciated, but without clear, numbered instructions, I am forced to (probably incorrectly) interpret what an imprecise sentence like "I expect it to update the name of the subpatches containing pattr objects when I change them, but it doesn't" could possibly mean.
      Thanks, jb
      Please report any problems you experience with clear and complete information, including steps to reproduce, software and system information, and where possible, an isolated example patch and crash log. Something like the following would be ideal. This makes it easier for us to find and fix the problems you experience. Without such clear and complete information, it is less likely we will be able to.
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    • Jan 16 2006 | 4:50 am
      While we're on this topic, why isn't there a super-simple Php (or perl, or whatever) form on the web that we can use to automatically report bugs, that CC's the maxmsp list automagially? Why do I have to sort through all of the list whenever I want to find the bug reporting sheet (which who knows, may change in the future)?
      It's incredibly easy to make such a form. So I put my money (or time) where my mouth is:
      It emails bug reports to the max list in the proper format (the user must be subscribed to the max list).
      If it is abused I will remove it promptly.
      If you have Php+PEAR installed (or simply Php) it will work, and I'd be happy to provide the very simple source code.
    • Jan 17 2006 | 8:14 am
      Thanks for doing this.
      I didn't get an updated bug report regarding the original issue, though. I'd like to look at the problem, but I was being serious about not having any idea of what to do with the patch you sent.